A Slow moving winter storm is currently rolling into Ontario, but for the most part Sault Ste. Marie will miss the heavy accumulation this storm can produce.
The system is moving into Ontario Wednesday afternoon impacting the southern part of the province with as much as 30 plus centimeters expected by Thursday night.
The same system will gradually slide back into the Sault Ste. Marie area but right now the call is for 2cm to 10cm by Thursday night. The Sault however will cool down considerably with wind chills expected to fall in the -28c range overnight and for most of Thursday.
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Espanola – Killarney
- Manitoulin Island
Significant snowfall expected tonight into Thursday.
Snow is expected to begin this evening. The heaviest snow is most likely overnight into Thursday morning.
Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected by Thursday afternoon.
Though snowfall amounts are not forecast to reach warning criteria, low visibilities in heavy snow are likely to create hazardous travel conditions.
Northwesterly winds will also combine with the snow to create blowing and drifting snow over exposed areas.